[erlang-questions] Integer truncation in binary conversion considered harmful
Tue Aug 26 09:24:02 CEST 2008
On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 8:46 AM, Edwin Fine
> How difficult could it be to add *optional* run-time checking to detect
> this condition without a serious risk of adverse effects on the correctness
> of Erlang run-time execution?
If checking is turned on for the entire run-time system, library code that
depends on the truncation could fail.
I think it would be better to add optional support in the compiler to turn
on checks (either for an entire module, or for individual segments of
If someone writes an EEP, we will consider implementing it.
Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB
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